New York Giants: 3 Keys to Victory in Week 7 vs. Falcons

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Keep Feeding the Beast

The beast in this scenario is Saquon Barkley. As the offense has had its issues, Barkley has remained the one constant bright-spot on this team.

This season, Barkley has 84 carries for 438 yards (sixth best in NFL) and four touchdowns. Through the air, he has racked up 373 yards on 40 receptions and two scores.

He has been nothing short of phenomenal, but the offense around him has been nonexistent. Seeing him play this year makes you realize why he was the second overall pick in this year’s draft.

I’m tired of hearing the media say it was a mistake drafting him. You don’t pass up on Hall-of Fame level of talent, ever. Barring injury, that’s likely where Barkley will end up when it’s all said and done.

Back to this season, Barkley has basically been the whole Giants offense. With Manning struggling mightily, you might as well keep feeding Barkley.

Barkley is the type of RB that makes something out of nothing, as he is very elusive for his size. What makes him so dangerous is his ability to make plays in the rushing and passing attack.

That’s why many people are considering him a top five RB in the NFL already.

The Giants must continue getting the ball in Barkley’s hands if they expect to come out victorious tomorrow night.